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the arrest of a santa clara police officer. the sensitive information he is accused of passing to a notorious biker gang. good morning, everybody. it is friday, the 15th of october. i'm sydnie kohara. >> good morning to you, i am juliette goodrich. more traffic delays are likely on the san mateo bridge this morning. caltrans is on day two of its emergency repairs of a cracked steel beam. linda yee is at the san mateo bridge to let us know how it's going. >> reporter: good morning. if you do use the san mateo/hayward bridge for your commuted hour you may want to think of an alternate route this morning because a significant portion of that far right westbound lane is still closed at this hour. now, caltrans has been working to repair that 10" crack in the steel beam's roadway. the crack was discovered during a routine investigation on tuesday. engineers are installing a 1.5" steel plate on top and bottom
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of that crack. failure happened on part of the beam that was installed in 2001 in the effort to strengthen the bridge in case of an earthquake. caltrans says that despite the crack, the bridge is still not in any danger of collapse. the highway patrol says that this one lane closure did result in some heavy backups during the morning commute. but really no disastrous traffic jams. but again, on this friday commute, it could be different. so you might want to think alternate routes. for more on the traffic issues, let's switch over to elizabeth wenger for more. elizabeth just a moment hey, thanks, ? >> thank you. it was definitely busier than we typically see yesterday. a lot of commuters were using the dumbarton bridge. so continuing down the 880 using the dumbarton and the bay bridge is extra busy. but right now we didn't see those delays until 7:30 yesterday so quiet now across the san mateo bridge. so this is fine.
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again just the right lane is blocked just before the high- rise where they are doing that emergency repair work. still 14 minutes between hayward and foster city. eastbound traffic not impacted. so use eastbound 92 to access the east bay. bay bridge toll plaza, one of our alternates, looks good to go. no metering lights and no delay into san francisco. that's your traffic. back up to you ladies upstairs. >> thank you, elizabeth. 5:02. santa clara police arrest one of their own. 36-year-old officer clay rojas is accused of running dmv checks on an undisclosed number of people and then turning that information over to his alleged accomplice. william bettencourt. santa clara pd says that 38- year-old from live oak is a long-standing member of the santa cruz chapter of hell's angels. now, exactly what bettencourt did with the result isn't being
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released. officer rojas is a five-year veteran. he had once been with the san jose police department. he came under investigation after bent court was arrested last month with $40,000, steroids and that confidential information from the dmv. the probe into the documents led to rojas. police say a check of the department's computer matched rojas to the people on the documents. santa clara police say they wasted no time going to the d.a. seeking arrest warrants for rojas, bettencourt and a san jose woman named vivian rodriguez. it is 5:03. a celebration at oakland airport. city leaders are holding a ground break ceremony for a new air traffic control tower 100 feet taller than the tw current towers. it's funded by federal stimulus dollars. it will be running in two years. thousands of gas stations
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around the state center to get rid of the hands-free latches on fuel pumps by today. the clips were originally required to reduce fuel vapors. but the state ordered stations to scrap them after several customers reported being sprayed with gas. station owners complained about the cost. a judge rejected their request yesterday for a temporary restraining order. let get the first look at the weekend weather. we took a look at traffic already. lawrence, good morning. what, we go from heat to rain? >> a slight chance of rain we are going to introduce into the forecast but not much. tell you what today you have some changes in the works. we have a couple of patches of fog that moved in along the coastline. still clear inside the bay and the valleys but i think toward the afternoon this is going to be a slow cooling trend, very slow. 80s and 90s inland. inside the bay finding mostly sunny skies, high clouds and temperatures in the 70s. at the coast, mix of sunshine
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and fog, temperatures in the 60s and 70s and much cooler temperatures over the weekend and just a slight chance of showers towards sunday. that's a look at weather. back to you. >> thank you. a series in fact lion sightings this week near a local school. we just waited in line patiently like everybody else. >> all he wanted was an ice cream. the bay area shop now being accused of discrimination. and a local school in the running for an extreme playground makeover. how you can help students win $25,000. ♪ everywhere i go... ♪ i'll pass it on, ♪ and on...and on...and on... edible arrangements.
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so you may want to start thinking about alternates. we'll tell you more in your morning commute coming up in just a few moments. >> thank you. time now 5:07. two san francisco men say they recently experienced discrimination at an ice cream shop. the alleged incident happened at a dryer's waffle cone shop in pier 39 on september 26. john mortimer said i am next in line but then mortimer says the employees ignored him and his repeated requests for ice cream. >> there was no mistake here. this was intentional conduct. >> we weren't caressing. we weren't, uhm, rude. we weren't, uhm, we didn't do anything to an tag nice the situation. we just waited in line patiently like everybody else. >> the two men, who are just friends, believe they were singled out because of their sexual orientation. the san francisco human rights
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commission is now investigating their complaints. the owner of the dreyer's franchise says we are sorry mr. mortimer had a bad experience n25 years this has never happened before. it's just not the way we do business. we do not discriminate. it's a misunderstanding. there was a long line that day and things happened." 5:09. two small mountain lions have been spotted in pescadero on the san mateo county coast. this is the fourth sighting in the same area in the past three weeks. those mountain lions were seen yesterday on a ridge behind pescadero elementary school about 8:45. one was seen in the same area on wednesday. no injuries or attacks have been reported. a call for help to improve playgrounds in richmond. parents are asking for your help to win $25,000 worth of new equipment for the solano playlot. it is the only bay area spot in
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the international contest. >> the equipment that's here is more than 50 years old. it's rusting, hazardous, falling apart. we need new equipment. we are .1% away from third place which is where we need to be in order to win, the top three parks win so we are so close. >> they are asking for your vote before today's 2:00 p.m. deadline. to find out how log on to our website and click on "links and numbers." great way to help a playground in need. >> yeah. all right. time now 5:10. no wonder woman refused to let the thieves have her purse. coming up the irreplaceable thing she couldn't part with. >> plus, this vet all wet. the unplanned detour that landed this sports car in the surf. out at the beach it will be cooler and temperatures coming down this weekend quite a bit around the bay area still holding on to warm numbers outside today. we'll talk about that plus the
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prospect for rain coming up. ,,,, you know it's bad when the press asks if you'd take a lie detector test. meg whitman didn't tell the truth about not voting or about how long she lived in california. she got caught in insider deals at goldman sachs. she changed her story about physically abusing an employee. she campaigned as tough as nails on immigration knowing her
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housekeeper of 9 years was undocumented. her tv ads have been condemned as false and misleading. and even her hometown newspaper said meg whitman has demonstrated "a loose relationship with the truth"
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doesn't cover my kid's pediatrician. which is not cool. she was so fantastic. she had this sock puppet that she would use to explain exactly what she was doing and why she was doing it. i just wish there was someone to explain to me how i'm going to find another doctor like that. [ male announcer ] we know a good doctor is hard to find. we have some of the largest networks in california so you can choose one that's right for you. blue shield. good morning. let's start off with an accident in san ramon. it's in the clearing stages. southbound 680 approaching crow canyon. chp is out there now. you can see pretty good top speeds there passing that
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accident scene. again, it may just have been cleared out of lanes. we are going to be talking about this again this morning. they are continuing to work to repair a crack found under the san mateo bridge. impacting westbound 92 in the commute direction for a second day. they have a stretch of westbound 92 blocked off right before you get to the high- rise. we saw bigger delays than usual yesterday with the morning commute. really during the heart of the morning commute most likely between 7:30 and 8:30 the case yesterday. it was backed up for about a mile just past the toll plaza. so it never saw huge delays but it was definitely busier than normal. a lot of people going southbound 880 using the dumbarton bridge as an alternate, which means it's going to be a good alternate again this morning. looks like those repairs won't be wrapped up until possibly this afternoon. so in time for the afternoon commute. this is westbound 84 towards the toll plaza and you can see one of our sensors there, 57 miles per hour towards menlo park. bay bridge another good alternate for the san mateo
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bridge. so far no metering lights and no delay heading into san francisco. and mass transit -- here's 880 through oakland. this is also good. this is past the coliseum. the taillights are northbound traffic and here's mass transit. bart everything is on time, all trains. mass transit on time. remember our radio partners, kcbs 740-am and 106.9-fm. that's for all the latest updates on the san mateo bridge and everything for your morning commute. that is your traffic. for your forecast, it was hot again yesterday, in san francisco, it was gorgeous. >> elizabeth, slow to cool down. we are starting to pick up patchy fog at the coast this morning. but clear inside the bay. clear in the interior valleys as well but there are some major changes coming for the weekend. if you have plans, those numbers will be coming way down and we're introducing at least a slight chance of some showers as we head in toward sunday. this afternoon, couple of high clouds moving across our skies. otherwise temperatures again warm to hot. 80s and low 90s inland.
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inside the bay mainly 70s today, cooler temperatures there. at the coast mainly into the 60s with a mix of sunshine and fog at the beaches. still, yeah, finally seeing high pressure weaken somewhat. you get the sense here as you have this system dragging to the north of us, that will bring us some high clouds and low clouds and fog now creeping in along the coastline. so the two should combine to bring the temperatures down just a little bit. but we have been looking at that all week long. 88 degrees in morgan hill, 58 santa clara, 66 in half moon bay, 81 in san mateo and 83 union city. east bay, 80s and 90s towards livermore and brentwood, site of in berkeley and -- 70s in berkeley and richmond. north bay sunshine and clouds temperatures in the 80s. some 60s at the beaches. looking out over the next couple of days, that ridge of high pressure moves out. trough of low pressure dives into the bay area. temperatures going to take a tumble on saturday. more so come sunday with a slight chance of showers mainly
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san francisco on southward on sunday. partly cloudy skies continuing into monday. a few leftover clouds tuesday but temperatures warm up heading in toward tuesday and wednesday of this next week. in the meantime, yeah, if you want to head out to the tournament this weekend the lpga at blackhawk country club in danville, temperatures there expected 76 degrees, partly cloudy skies. sunday chance of scattered showers. back to you. >> thank you. in the headlines, traffic backed up likely on the san mateo bridge this morning for a second day. caltrans is doing emergency repairs on a cracked steel beam under the bridge. one lane has been closed since crews discovered that 10" crack on wednesday. a santa clara police officer is under arrest this morning. that's 36-year-old clay rojas. he is accused of running dmv checks on a number of people and giving that information to his alleged accomplice, william
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bettencourt. santa clara pd says bettencourt is a long-time member of the santa cruz chapter of the hells angels. and it's crunch time for thousands of california gas stations. they will need to remove those hands-free latches on fuel pumps by the end of today. many station owners aren't happy and complain about the cost. the state ordered those latches removed after several people were sprayed with gas. time now 5:18. a southern california woman fought off a would-be thief for her purse so she wouldn't lose her lamb mess last memories memories of her infant daughter. it happened in venice. the man pulled at her purse and kicked and punched her but she wouldn't let go. why? because it had recordings of her daughter who had died just 10 weeks earlier from cancer. the woman managed to hold on to her purse. so far police have not found the man who tried to steal it. a driver down in san diego took a rented corvette for a
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spin on the beach and, well, it ended up in the surf. the driver was doing doughnuts on the shore last night when he lost control. police questioned two people but they are still unsure who was behind the wheel. that person might be forced to pay the cost of removing the corvette from the ocean. [ laughter ] >> how embarrassing. >> they were driving. >> not me. it is 5:19. deals, book deals, free vacations, life's about to get a lot sweeter for those freed chilean miners. plus, it's the highlight of the weekend's half moon bay pumpkin festival. we will talk live with the man known as the picasso of pumpkin carvers. ,,,,,,,, [ male announcer ] the turn changes everything.
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come on in, and i'll give you a free quote. quote and compare in about 8 minutes. now, that's progressive. call or click today. half moon bay pumpkin festival looking cool. might want to bring a jacket or umbrella. there is a slight chance some showers as we look towards sunday. your complete forecast is coming up. 5:22 from books to movie deals, the rescued chilean miners are being showered with gifts. many people wonder is this just too much too soon? it's our question of the day. should the miners be embracing their new found celebrity?
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i think they really need to get used to being back with their family and back in the open space. send your comments to mornings at or post your answers on our facebook page. we are also on twitter. should the miners be edge bracing their new found celebrity? i have heard they are going to stick together because they want to take advantage of perhaps a book or movie deal but everyone wants to be able to share in the rewards. >> i think everyone wants to give them something because they are just so mesmerized and -- >> it's a feel good story in the miracle. >> too much too soon not a good thing. all right. it is 5:23. and it will likely be one. most memorable parts of this weekend's half moon bay pumpkin festival. for 25 years, farmer mike has been wowing crowds with his incredible pumpkin carving creations. >> he is in the right place. farmer mike joins us with a taste of what we can expect at the festival.
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good morning, mike. >> good morning. somehow everybody out in your direction? >> it's bright and early and i see you have already been busy there. >> absolutely. carving up and getting ready for half moon bay. >> so tell us, what is the secret? what is this creation behind you and how did you do this? >> basically i do what i call pumpkin carving in the round. i take the pumpkin and use the rind to ge face, nose protruding, eyes inset. i try to use the rind to make the pumpkin have character. >> did you start out like the rest of us and we never advanced from the little triangle eyes and teeth? >> no. actually started growing the giant pumpkins a number of years ago and then the first year i carved one. it turned out well and i ended up at half moon bay for the last 25 years. >> you didn't gut that pumpkin. maybe i'm off the hook this year with my kids in having to
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get the guts out. >> yes, i did gut this one. >> oh. >> i went in from the back because the mouth is showing. and if the mouth is showing through, then i want it to look nice and clean. so as a result, this one and most of the ones i'll be doing at half moon bay will also be cleaned out. >> what's your favorite character to draw, to carve? >> i carve all kinds of things. i have done caricatures of people, things for movies, i'm doing something this year for a movie. i have done a giant dragon. all kinds of things. anything can be done in a pumpkin because it's just such a great medi medium. >> where can people see you? >> i will be right on main street. i will be on the west side of main street so just take a look up and down the street and you will see a big sign that says farmer mike. i'll be carving both saturday
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and sunday. this is a great time of the year. everybody in the community comes together for this one festival there in half moon bay. so you will have great food. there will be free stages of entertainment. there's just so much there to do. there's all kinds of pumpkin treats. i personally like the pumpkin pie and, of course, there's pumpkin bread. there's sausage. all kinds of things at half moon bay. >> oh, my gosh, we're there. farmer mike, thank you. i always try to convince my kids to paint the pumpkins. do you like that little side note? >> yes, in fact, i will be painting one this year because i'll be doing megamind on a pumpkin who has to be blue so i'll be using spray-paint on one of the big pumpkins there. in that case the pumpkin will weigh a half ton. >> oh, my gosh. >> what a fun job you have. i bet you have enjoyed that what for 25 years, is that right? >> yes. this has been a lot of fun and half moon bay of course is a great place. so we're looking forward to a good weekend. if you want a tip, get there early. >> we'll enjoy your work there, as well. farmer mike, thank you so far.
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the half moon bay pumpkin festival is tomorrow and sunday. the main event of course the pumpkin parade saturday along main street from noon. so be sure to check our website later this morning for a link to the festival schedule and, of course, farmer mike's good his own pumpkin carving tips. all on >> absolutely. we are going to check in with lawrence to find out about our weather coming up because it's going to be a nice weekend as well. we'll have a live report coming up from san jose where a 7-eleven store is burning. we'll have that in a few minutes. >> how money trouble could throw a wrench in the plans for a new as stadium. a lane is closed at this hour, get ready for another friday morning slow commute on the san mateo bridge. ,,,,,,,,,, rule the tweet.
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or hibachi chicken with all the trimmings! includes a salad and a fountain drink, all for an amazing $7.99!! that's sizzler! and i'm juli good morning to you. it is friday, october 15. i'm juliette goodrich. >> i'm sydnie kohara. good morning, everyone. your time is 5:30. and topping our news, it is day two of emergency repair work on the san mateo bridge. traffic backups are likely for a second day because an entire lane is closed. our linda yee is at the toll plaza with the latest. linda, good morning. >> good morning, sydnie. the traffic is heavier this morning but not backing up yet. i think it's still early. but yes, those emergency repairs will be continuing this morning. so that means a significant
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portion of that far right westbound lane is still closed. caltrans is trying to repair that 10" crack in a steel beam under the roadway. the crack was discovered during a routine inspection on wednesday. engineers are installing 1 1/2" thick steel plates on the top and bottom of the crack. the fal your happened on a beam that was installed in 2001 to strengthen the bridge in case of earthquake. caltrans says despite the crack, though, the bridge is not in any danger of collapse. the highway patrol says one lane closed yesterday resulted in the backups but no disastrous traffic problems. but this is friday and things could change. so for more on what we could expect, elizabeth, you have some more information for us. >> i do. thank you, linda. yeah, really no need for an alternate right now because traffic is moving fine on the
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san mateo bridge. we are hoping for lighter traffic on friday. we didn't see the need for an alternate until 7:30, 8:30, during the bulk of the morning commute yesterday when traffic started to back up across the span of westbound 92. this is the commute direction this morning heading towards the the peninsula. watch out for that. in the meantime your drive time for right now looks good holding steady around 14 minutes from hayward to foster city. let's talk quickly about alternates if you are commuting later on this morning. bart is all on time. take it from hayward into san francisco along the peninsula. the dumbarton bridge looks good. menlo park, bay bridge, no metering lights, looks good. all green on our sensors meaning top speeds all the way into san francisco. that is your traffic. back to you guys. we have breaking news from san jose right now where the roof of a 7-eleven store is on fire right now.
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mark sayre just got to the scene to tell us that's what going on there. good morning, mark. >> reporter: good morning, juliette. still a very active scene here as the san jose fire department works to knock down a two-alarm fire. multiple 911 calls came in after 4:00 a.m. at this fire at a 7-eleven at almaden expressway and ironwood. the fire is out on the roof. they are inside now looking inside. we did speak to one of the employees at the 7-eleven and he describes what happened. >> i was preparing coffee and the customer came and smelled smoke. i came to that point and i also smelled smoke. then i go to the back work room and there was smoke from behind back door from outside, coming from outside. >> reporter: let's look at some of the video we just shot from back of the seven. fire official still not releasing any official information about a possible cause.
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that employee that we just spoke to says he believes this fire did start on the outside of the building perhaps in a trash can area and then spread up the back wall and on the roof. a spokesman for the san jose fire department at this point tells us that they are working on what they call right now a rehabilitation. they are inside looking to see if there is any hidden fire, for example, in the attack or in any walls, fire that's not visible so that's where they are right now but this was a two-alarm fire. there was one employee and one customer inside at the time. no injuries to anyone. that's the story live in san jose. i'm mark sayre, cbs 5. back to you. >> thank you. it is 5:34. a fairfield woman accused of killing her twin daughters is expected to be in the hospital through the weekend. 28-year-old monica mccarrick is under arrest for the murders of her 3-year-old daughters tori and lily ball. the girls were stabbed and cut. their mother believed to have cut herself and then set their
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apartment on fire. after killing the girls. a con artist has been arrested. 57-year-old alan young was arrested at the hideout bar after a staffer recognized him from news reports and called police. he is accused of scamming people out of thousands of dollars worth of cash, drinks, art, hotel rooms and limo rides. most recently, he claimed to be hall of fame songwriter lamont dozier. the effort to provide land for a baseball stadium for the as in san jose has run into a hitch. san jose's redevelopment agency says it may not have enough money to buy the last parcels of land at the proposed stadium site which would cost about $20 million. the mayor and city council are reviewing the the budget. the "mercury news" reports that team owner lew wolff may help fund the purchase. and the show will go on at
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the treasure island musical festival this weekend despite an accident that injured three construction workers. a roof collapsed on a stage as crews were setting up for the festival. apparently, a hydraulic lift used to put up the roof failed. the workers jumped off the stage and hurt their ankles. the minor delays shouldn't affect the opening. it's been a week of high- profile speakers in the bay area. tonight, secretary of state hillary clinton will be speaking at san francisco's commonwealth club. clinton's visit comes on the heat of sarah palin's trip yesterday to san jose. palin was the guest of honor at a sold-out dinner where she gave an hour-long speech. earlier in the day she held a q & a session for the center for the purchasing arts where people paid between $25 and $200 to get in. one question focused on president obama's plans for the economy. >> our president has already said that what he wants to
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engage in is that redistribution of wealth. so he has laid it on the line for us. he has a different philosophy of how the economy should work and that spreading the wealth around idea, which a lot of people say, well, that sounds of kind of socialist to me. and just a different ideas than many americans have. >> palin had cheering crowds. 60% of californians have an unfavorable view of the former vp candidate. 5:37. the weekend forecast, lawrence is here to tell us if between going from heat to rain. >> there is a possibility we could see some showers, not a washout this weekend but, you know, we have been frying to cool these temperatures down the better -- trying to cal these temperatures down the better part of the week but the ridge has been slow to give way. cooler at the coast and again temperatures 60s at the beaches. inside the bay 70s and 80s. and even some low 90s showing up inland. now, big changes over the weekend. the temperatures really going to take a him. of course, today, many of the
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temperatures in the 80s and 90s. 70s in san francisco. sunday a trough of low pressure dives into california. the temperatures taking a big hit, 15 degrees cool near sunday with some partly cloudy skies and yes, a slight, just a slight chance of a couple of raindrops. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. those rescued miners in chile are beginning to leave the hospital. [ applause and cheers ] >> several of the 33 miners are home. all are receiving gifts from around th world. a local businessman has given each miner a economic for $10,000 more than they earned in a year, a greek company offering them free island vacation and steve jobs has given them all ipods. two years in a row the u.s. budget deficit ran into 13 digits. that's trillions of dollars. the congressional budget office expects the total deficit for the fiscal year that just ended
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at $1.29 trillion. that's less than the record deficit of $1.4 trillion for fiscal year 2009. the obama administration is set to report the 2010 figures today. also the obama administration is fighting for more time on the issue of "don't ask, don't tell." the justice department is asking a california judge to stay her ruling overturning the ban on gays openingly serving in the military while they appeal. they say a sudden policy change would be disruptive especially at a time when the u.s. is involved in combat operation over site. the president vows the ban will end on his watch. he believes it's up to congress to repeal the policy. 5:39. coming up next, some health news. the fda cracking down on a treatment for autism. and the fruit that can reduce your risk of a stroke or heart attack. plus, dirty denim?
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se. the fire broke we continue to follow breaking news out of san jose. as you can see, firefighters there on the scene of a fire at a 7-eleven. the fire breaking out just after 4:00 a.m. an employee was inside at the time, but was not injured. it's believe this fire started just outside the building maybe in a trash area and then spread to the roof. firefighters are understood now making sure there are no more hidden flames. we have a reporter on scene. we'll bring you a live report a
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little bit later on. we are following another fire just reported in san leandro. fire crews heading to the scene of this one at east 14th and fairmont drive. all we know is the reports of a beauty salon on fire. again, we'll continue to update this but expect lanes to be blocked in the area. this is the fire that sydnie just mentioned. it's in san jose. lanes may be blocked here, as well. almaden road and almaden expressway. that's where the roof of that 7- eleven caught fire. main line to the freeway through the south bay still looks great. top speeds on 101, 280, the guadalupe parkway, no problems. and coming out of downtown san jose we can show you a live look. that is northbound traffic on 280. you can kind of make out some of the headlights, traffic there approaching the 880 interchange and it continues to move well as you make your way past highway 85 in cupertino. hey, later on tonight we have a concert big show rascal flatts performing at shoreline. some delays on the peninsula. let's go out to the san mateo bridge. this is of course our other big traffic story of the day. they are continuing now for a second day the emergency repair
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work to fix a crack on the span of westbound 92. so far, no need for an alternate. really no big delayses across the span even though they do have a stretch of the right lane, the slow lane blocked just before you get to the high- rise. it's still a nice easy ride. no delay to your drive time. it's early and it's friday. now, for later on in the morning commute, really around 7:30 yesterday is when we started to see those backups. the dumbarton bridge, the bay bridge and bart are good alternates. remember our radio partners, kcbs 740-am and 106.9-fm. here's lawrence with your forecast. >> thank you. got the weekend upon us, elizabeth. friday with fog at the coastline more extensive than last week but still clearing in the interior bay and in the valleys, as well. looks like we are going to see a lot of sunshine and high clouds across the skies today. it's still going to be warm to hot. 70s inside the bay, 80s and 90s well inland. out at the coast a mix of sun and clouds keeping temperatures
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mainly in the 60s possibility of some low 70s. so as we look toward the weekend things changing in a hurry now. high pressure braking down. you have low clouds and fog beginning to creep in along the coastline. high clouds going to start to drift in across our skies a lilt later in the day and that ridge moves out an area of low pressure dives into california. that will bring much cooler temperatures and slight chances of showers. numbers around the bay area for today still on the warm side of morgan hill. 88 degrees there. 84 in milpitas. only 66 though in half moon bay. 68 in daly city. 67 in pacifica. east bay temperatures up into the 80s, the possibility of low 90s under mostly sunny skies and a few high clouds overhead. 70s just inside the bay. north bay temperatures running up into the 80s in many spots although as you get closer to the bay you will see those temperatures dropping down to the 70s in sausalito and 79 degrees in mill valley. next couple of days, we are going to see some changes over the weekend. temperatures cooling down quite a bit especially in through sunday, partly cloudy skies, slight chance of a couple of scattered showers
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mainly san francisco on southward. monday partly cloudy skies, tuesday temperatures warm up. still a lot of activities going on this wing. oktoberfest in downtown campbell. if you are headed out there expect partly cloudy skies, a slight chance of showers, temperatures comfortable about 75 degrees. that's the latest forecast. back to you. >> thank you. 5:46. here's a look at this morning's top stories. traffic backups are likely on the san mateo bridge this morning for a second day caltrans doing emergency repairs on a cracked steel beam underneath the bridge. one lane has been closed since crews discovered the 10" crack on wednesday. a santa clara police officer is under arrest. 36-year-old clay rojas is accused of providing confidential information to a member of the hells angels from santa cruz county. the biker is also under arrest. gas stations across california have until the end of the day to remove all those hands-free latches at gas pumps. a judge denied a request for a
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temporary restraining order yesterday. stations are worried about the costs, but the state says it's a safety hazard as several people were sprayed with gasoline. in medical news, the food and drug administration is cracking down on chelation therapies. they have been advertised as treatments for a variety of conditions including autism and hardened arteries. they are supposed to flush metal toxins from the body. but the fda says they can cause dehydration, kidney failure and even death. the agency is warning eight companies to stop marketing those products. there is a new push to standardize nutrition labels on the fronts of food pack action. the institute of medicine says the fronts would be most useful to consumers if they highlighted key categories like calories, saturated fat, transfat and sodium. complete nutrition information would still be listed though on the back of the food products.
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and watermelon could help reduce your risk for heart attack or stroke. researchers at florida state university conducted a pilot study of nine middle-aged people with prehypertension. they were given amino acids found in the fruit over the according to of six weeks. in the end, all saw a drop in their blood pressure. it's estimated 60% of u.s. adults have some form of hypertension. all right. if you have a favorite pair of jeans, keep them out of the washing machine to keep them looking good. yup. denim expert carl chiara suggests using kitchen cleaning products like windex or 409 with a sponge to get rid of stains. it's an unconventional method that will keep those pants looking new. >> there is a low concentration of the bleach and it brighten the indigo. >> another tip is to toss the pants into a bathtub and use
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mild organic soap. chiara says machine washing should be done every since months to keep your jeans in the best condition and to always, always hang dry. >> i read about this in a magazine and it was just -- you always think you need to throw the jeans in the washing machine. but this guy apparently treats his jeans very tenderly. >> i think he is greek because he has the windex bottle from my big fat greek wedding. i think that has something to do with it. the supersized saving energy -- a supersized serving of saving energy at mcdonald's. >> the earth-friendly changes turning the golden arches green. when i melt to sleep with unisom sleep melts i get to sleep faster, stay asleep and wake refreshed. melt to sleep fast. unisom sleep melts.
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he worked his whole life, served his country defending our freedoms, and depends on social security. so, who would want to privatize it? corporate lawyer david harmer. harmer's social security privatization plan would cut guaranteed benefits and gamble with social security on wall street. while we worry, harmer's wall street friends would make billions in profits from privatization. david harmer. a social security privatization plan we can't afford.
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a fire at a 7-11 in san jose we're taking you back to our breaking news. this is in san jose. firefighters cleaning up after that fire at a 7-eleven there. an employee was inside at 4:00 a.m. and no one was injured. it's believed the fire started outside of the building in a trash area and then spread to the roof. >> firefighters still on the scene though. they want to make sure that there are no hot spots. there was one person inside there but he managed to get out and he is okay. the golden arches have gone green in southern california. >> it is the first mcdonald's of its kind west of the mississippi. after 44 years serving people in riverside this mcdonald's is reducing its carbon footprint with solar panels and l.e.d. bulbs. outside visitors will find
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drought tolerant plants. the owners hope to become leed certified for their efforts. >> like that. americans spend only $1.2 billion on videogames in gear last month. that's an 8% drop from august. the hpd group says game hardware sales fell by 19% as fewer people bought consoles. one area where sales are going up, game accessories. the strong player there is sony's new move motion controller. >> that's a sign of the economy. you keep what you have and work with that. >> i was focusing on the mcdonald's story. remember the green ketchup? i know, that was five minutes ago [ laughter ] >> green ketchup? >> they did. >> there was a story on that. >> it looks like boogers.
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it's gross. >> elizabeth, that's fine. okay. just in time for the giants next play-off game, california researchers are throwing us a curve. >> they say the distinctive break of a curve ball is nothing more than an optical illusion so watch this. see that falling spinning silver ball? imagine that's a baseball. focus only on the silver ball going straight down. that's central vision. now look at both balls. silver and blue off to the right. one verse off to the left. that's peripheral vision. now focus only on the silver. it goes straight. next time you see a curve ball you will know it's all in your head. that's going to frustrate a lot of batters. >> so the gree ketchup the one that elizabeth thinks looks like -- [ laughter ]
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the rescued chilean miners are being showered with gifts. but many people are wondering, is this too much too soon? that brings us to our question of the day: >> it was such an inspirational event and all the things that they are getting, what, $10,000 each from someone -- a businessman in chile which is more than a lot of them make in a year a greek vacation, steve jobs sent ipads. >> i'm intrigued by the dynamics, the friendships, leadership. >> that someone was in charge and made sure that they made two days of food and water last for 17 days. >> i know. we'll see the movie, too. >> i'd like to read a book about it. >> absolutely. okay.
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so send your comments to or you can post your answers on our facebook page. we're also on twitter. >> did you ever have that green ketchup at mcdonald's? >> i don't idea what you're talking about. [ laughter ] >> didn't go over too well. >> people with kids maybe -- >> no long therearee anymore. >> it looks like slime or green boogers. let's talk about traffic. sydnie mentioned earlier a fire in san jose. another fire, this time in san leandro. all lanes are blocked near the intersection of east 14th and fairmont drive. so avoid that intersection. all we know is it's a beauty salon. fire crews are there on scene now. 880 in oakland, no delay in either direction southbound traffic is fine out toward hayward.
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we'll have a check of the san mateo bridge coming up. here's lawrence with the forecast. >> all right. warm to hot temperatures inland some 80s and 90s. 70s at the coast. already seeing some patchy fog and cooler temperatures. much cooler over the weekend. slight chance about 20% chance of showers on sunday. that means there's 80% chance there won't be. >> we can blame you on monday, huh? >> thank you, lawrence and elizabeth. 5:57. coming up in the next half hour a bay area police officer on the other side of the law. >> the confidential information he is accused of giving to a notorious biker gang. day 2 of the san mateo/hayward bridge fix and that could only mean a slower friday morning commute. i'm mark sayre live in san jose where crews are busy cleaning up from a two-alarm fire at a convenience store. i'll have those details just ahead. ♪
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